When you live and cruise on a powerboat you can't help meeting other cruising powerboat owners - we're still a fairly small minority! I thought you might like to look at and/or contact other Australian cruising powerboats. All of these boats are currently being lived-aboard and cruised on the Australian coast and/or overseas.
MV Focus - 56' low profile, easily-driven displacement passagemaker custom designed and built by Denis and owned by Denis and Maureen Lobb.
Actually we first met Denis and Maureen 25 years ago when we first went cruising the wrong way down the Queensland coast in a sailing boat. Denis and Maureeen were already experienced cruisers and had just immigrated to Australia from New Zealand on their own designed and built sailing trimaran. Denis has been designing and building innovative craft all his life. Have a look at this oh so different "yachties' powerboat"! Denis reckons he can go around the world on 4 fill-ups. (January 2011) NOW FOR SALE!!!
Argos of Sydney - 50' passagemaker designed and built by Phil and owned by Phil and Margaret Heaney, of Alkira Boatshed at Lake Macquarie.
Phil and my Philip met briefly to compare boats in Sydney at the Wooden Boat Show in 2004. We next caught up with Phil and Margaret in Darwin in August 2005 when Lifeline was about to embark for South East Asia...But managed to give them the slip when they had to wait for their Indonesian cruising permit to come through. Lifeline and Argos did enjoy a brief fling as we swung through northern Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand together. Margaret and Phil and Argos are on a circumnavigation and left Langkawi in January 2008. Last heard of they were in Turkey.
MY Panacea - Nordhavn 50 passagemaker owned by Faye and Morris Johnsen.
Faye and Morris are on their second power passagemaker. In 2006 they bought MY Panacea on the west coast of the USA, sailed it all the way to Mexico and then dockwised it back to Australia. Both unstoppable balls of energy, last heard of they were having a fun time fishing at Island Head Creek and heading north. We met Faye and Morris the first year we cruised Queensland in Lifeline. They are cruising the Queensland coast this year and already planning Tasmania and/or Pacific cruising in 2008.
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